News Flash! Deborah Needleman Named New Editor-in-Chief at WSJ
Former Domino Editor-in-Chief has just landed a new gig! Beginning September 1, Needleman will hold post as Editor-in-Chief of WSJ, The Wall Street Journal’s glossy lifestyle magazine, and will also oversee a new Saturday Lifestyle section that will debut this fall. She succeeds Tina Gaudoin who is moving back to London and will contribute to The Wall Street Journal Europe. For the last few months, Needleman has been consulting at WSJ, overseeing the redesign of the publication’s weekend pages. Now, with her permanent position, Needleman will really make her mark on the WSJ, enhancing its overall lifestyle travel and culture content as the publication looks to grow its female readership. We won’t see the first issue of WSJ under Needleman’s influence until December (it’s currently published 6x a year but rumored to be increasing its frequency) but her vision will definitely be seen sooner when the daily version’s new Saturday Lifestyle section launches. The Wall Street Journal isn’t necessarily a publication I’d look to for lifestyle content but now that Needleman is at the helm I’ll definitely be checking it out! Will you?